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African countries urged to promote a safe return to school

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  School closures implemented to protect students from COVID-19 are hurting them in other ways, while the long-term impact of this disruption to education could create a lost generation in Africa, two UN agencies have said. The World Health Organization (WHO) and (UNICEF) urged governments on the …

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Ebola outbreak defeated in DRC after almost two years

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  The eastern province of the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC has been declared free of Ebola Virus Disease by the World Health Organisation almost two years since the Ebola outbreak was declared in the country. The Ebola outbreak which began in August 2018 in eastern DRC, …

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WHO warns pandemic accelerating in Africa

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | The speed the new coronavirus jumped from 100,000 to 200,000 confirmed cases in Africa shows just how quickly the pandemic is accelerating on the continent, the World Health Organization said Thursday. According to an AFP tally, Africa topped the 200,000 mark on Tuesday. “It took 98 days to reach the …

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